4 × 4 vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and metal–semiconductor–metal (MSM) optical backplane demonstrator system Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We describe a system demonstrator based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, metal-semiconductor-metal detectors, printed circuit board (PCB) level optoelectronic device packaging, a compact bulk optical relay, and novel barrel/PCB optomechanics. The entire system was constructed in a standard VME electrical backplane chassis and was capable of operating at >1.7 Gbit/s of aggregate data capacity. In addition to the component technologies developed, we describe operational testing and characterization of the demonstrator.

authors

  • Plant, DV
  • Robertson, B
  • Hinton, HS
  • Ayliffe, MH
  • Boisset, GC
  • Hsiao, W
  • Kabal, D
  • Kim, NH
  • Liu, YS
  • Otazo, MR
  • Pavlasek, D
  • Shang, AZ
  • Simmons, John
  • Song, K
  • Thompson, David Allan
  • Robertson, WM

publication date

  • November 10, 1996